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Return to Campus



The following guidelines are intended to ensure a successful transition back to campus. Prep emphasizes the importance of our community members (parents, guardians, students and faculty and staff) following the COVID-19 expectations listed here.

  1. Conduct Seattle Prep Health Screen every day prior to coming to school. All students must present a screenshot of completed Health Screen upon arrival.
  2. Keep anyone who is not feeling well home. Keep student home and notify the Seattle Prep Pandemic Coordinator immediately if anyone in the household
    • is COVID-19 positive, regardless of where it was contracted
    • is experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms
    • was exposed to COVID-19 in the last 10 days
    • has been advised to quarantine or isolate
  3. Maintain mask wearing protocols and social distancing mandates at all times on campus.
    • Follow signage guidelines in the hallways and stairwells
    • Follow school protocols for staggered access to buildings throughout the day
    • Go immediately to class. Do not mingle at lunch, between classes or before or after school
  4. Avoid close contact with those outside the household, and do not engage in social activities that are not COVID-19 safe. Off-campus behavior will potentially affect the health and educational options of others in our community.  Attending parties and social gatherings can undermine our efforts to bring students back to campus.
  5. Come prepared with masks, headphones, Surface pen, fully charged MS Surface, and charger.
  6. Notify the Seattle Prep Pandemic Coordinator immediately if a student comes into “close contact” with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. A close contact is defined as:
    • Living in the same household as a person with COVID-19, OR
    • Caring for a person with COVID-19, OR
    • Being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for a combined total of 15 minutes or more in 24 hours, OR
    • Being in direct contact with saliva or other body secretions from a person with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed on, kissing, sharing utensils, etc.), OR
    • Being a sibling of a person with COVID-19 at the same school, OR
    • Being in the same cohort as a person with COVID-19, OR
    • Sitting close to a person with COVID-19 on the bus, OR
    • Carpooling with a person with COVID-19.
    The “close contact” definition still applies even when one or both persons wore a cloth face mask.
  7. Pick students up immediately after school. Pick students up immediately if they become ill. People who exhibit COVID-19 like symptoms at school will be isolated and sent home. Parents must be prepared to receive and respond to communications requesting immediate pick up.
  8. Comply with any quarantine timelines established by Seattle Prep and the Department of Health and participate in contact tracing. Students who test positive or who are isolated for COVID-19 must share a complete list of any Prep related close contacts with the Pandemic Coordinator immediately.
    • All private health related information will be kept confidential.
    • The COVID-19 positive student’s name will only be shared with permission.
  9. Quarantine for 14 days after returning from out-of-state travel before participating in in-person classes or activities (even with a negative test and/or no symptoms).
  10. Get a flu shot. Flu symptoms cannot readily be distinguished from COVID-19 symptoms and will be treated as COVID-19 symptoms.
  11. Consider enabling the WA Notify Exposure Notification app on smartphones. Details, FAQ, and set-up instructions are available here.